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Respected and Lamented by All Who Knew Him


In the rarely opened south transept of Cloyne Cathedral, County Cork the end wall is dominated by this splendid early 18th century monument to members of the Longfield family, the first listed John Longfield having acquired a nearby estate and named it Castle Mary, perhaps in honour of his heiress wife, Mary Hawnby of Mallow. 68 more words

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Annegrove Abbey - One of the houses the Land Commission knocked about a bit.

Scott of Annegrove Abbey, Queen’s Co. in: Burke’s Landed Gentry of Ireland

Some families tread lightly on history’s pages, and Scott of Annegrove is one of them.  4,173 more words

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Alta Villa, Coolrain

A 3 storey house, the top floor being an attic floor, of 5 bays with a very distinct rhythm suggesting a wide hall.  Gable ended with stacks in the gables, not massive enough  to suggest an early house.   2,218 more words

After the Earl-Bishop


The fondness of Frederick Augustus Hervey, Bishop of Derry and Earl of Bristol for building projects has been discussed here more than once, and attention paid to that on which he embarked around 1787/88 at Ballyscullion (see… 182 more words

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Abstracts Available for EAHN 2016, Dublin

Upcoming European Architectural History Network Conference, 2-4 June 2016

Abstracts of the papers in the sessions and roundtables of the European Architectural History Network’s Fourth International Meeting can now be downloaded from the… 63 more words

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Allworth House, Abbeyleix

Allworth, which was possibly originally known as Oldworth and at one stage was called Lombardstown, on the right hand side of the road from Abbeyleix to Carlow, was originally the home to a branch of the Swan family who arrived in Abbeyleix ar the agents for the de Vesci estate in 1806.   1,215 more words

Opportunity Knocks


Opportunism and those who practise it are not, as a rule, judged very favorably. Yet there are times when our verdict on opportunists can be inaccurate or imperceptive. 870 more words

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